Hygienist Salary

Most Hygienists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $32.78 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and one-half earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,164 - $78,189

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$21.94 - $45.84

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,164 - $78,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,120  
Total Pay (?
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$44,242 - $93,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.94 - $45.84  
   
Overtime
$31.50 - $45.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,120  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,242 - $93,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. For some reason, Hygienists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $66K.

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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$67,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 32%
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